The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT jobs advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 17 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 33 19 28
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +9
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 10 32 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 3.00% 8.65% 5.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.74% 24.81% 18.00%
Number of salaries quoted 10 30 13
Average salary £43,750 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,750 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £61,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Firewall
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Middlesex region.

Communications & Networking Category
Middlesex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
46 129 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 13.81% 34.86% 28.65%
Number of salaries quoted 36 113 77
Average salary £43,750 £50,000 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +8.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,750 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Firewall across the Middlesex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

Firewall
Salary Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Firewall across the Middlesex region.

Firewall Salary Trend in Middlesex

Firewall
Salary Histogram in Middlesex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Firewall across the Middlesex region over the 3 months to 17 December 2014.

Firewall Salary Histogram in Middlesex

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT jobs across the Middlesex region citing Firewall also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Firewall.

1 15 (75.00%) Cisco
2 11 (55.00%) Juniper
3 9 (45.00%) Windows
4 7 (35.00%) VPN
4 7 (35.00%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (30.00%) VoIP
6 5 (25.00%) LAN
6 5 (25.00%) WAN
6 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
7 4 (20.00%) Linux
7 4 (20.00%) DNS
7 4 (20.00%) CCNA
7 4 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (15.00%) MS Office
8 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
8 3 (15.00%) WLAN
8 3 (15.00%) DHCP
8 3 (15.00%) CCNP
8 3 (15.00%) NetScreen
8 3 (15.00%) WatchGuard
8 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (15.00%) Unified Communications
8 3 (15.00%) Network Monitoring
9 2 (10.00%) SQL
9 2 (10.00%) Windows 2000
9 2 (10.00%) RIP
9 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (10.00%) Internet

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT jobs across the Middlesex region citing Firewall also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Firewall. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Office
2 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (35.00%) Wi-Fi
1 7 (35.00%) VPN
2 6 (30.00%) VoIP
3 5 (25.00%) LAN
3 5 (25.00%) WAN
4 4 (20.00%) DNS
4 4 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (15.00%) Unified Communications
5 3 (15.00%) NetScreen
5 3 (15.00%) WLAN
5 3 (15.00%) DHCP
6 2 (10.00%) RIP
6 2 (10.00%) Internet
6 2 (10.00%) OSPF
6 2 (10.00%) VLAN
6 2 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (10.00%) Network Security
7 1 (5.00%) Wireless
7 1 (5.00%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (5.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) MySQL
General
1 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Administrator
3 3 (15.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (15.00%) Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Network Administrator
3 3 (15.00%) Firewall Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Network Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) Security Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Security Operations Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Operations Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Security Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.00%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) CSS
1 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Handset
2 1 (5.00%) FMCG
2 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 9 (45.00%) Windows
2 4 (20.00%) Linux
3 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (10.00%) Windows 2000
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.00%) Ubuntu
5 1 (5.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.00%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (10.00%) Security Testing
2 2 (10.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (10.00%) Business Continuity
2 2 (10.00%) Security Architecture
2 2 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (10.00%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) CCNA
1 4 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (15.00%) CCNP
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.00%) XenApp
3 1 (5.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (5.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) CORE IMPACT
1 2 (10.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 15 (75.00%) Cisco
2 11 (55.00%) Juniper
3 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (15.00%) WatchGuard
5 2 (10.00%) McAfee
5 2 (10.00%) Websense
5 2 (10.00%) Qualys
5 2 (10.00%) VMware
5 2 (10.00%) Aruba
5 2 (10.00%) F5
5 2 (10.00%) LogLogic
5 2 (10.00%) ServiceNow
5 2 (10.00%) GFI Software
6 1 (5.00%) Veeam
6 1 (5.00%) Brocade
6 1 (5.00%) Fortinet
6 1 (5.00%) Citrix